Tuesday Poetry

So, only I wrote a poem this week. Last week I was on vacation from work and also from any sense of responsibility and obligation. What a treat! (Makes up for public school pay, hehe.) In honor of Mardi Gras, and the most delicious cake I have ever baked and eaten, I offer up this poem. It was inspired by the bountiful crumbs decorating my counter, and an burgeoning mindfulness practice.

ode to a Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate cake (from scratch)

the crumbs on the counter call me out:

evidence of my obvious humanity

evidence of my wanting

(which, though self-centered, was not wanton).

the pedestal upon which it stood, a plain white plate:

each slice deliberate

each angle a careful measure.

the knife’s silver edge, the resistance, the yielding:

every cut a question

every bite an answer.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s